Due to Covid-19 sessions will be held via Zoom or Skype.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with 25 years experience.
Initial university degree in business and finance management in Venezuela then moved to the UK and completed a 4 year rigorous training at the Manor House Centre for psychotherapy and Counselling (MHCPC). Subsequently, I have completed different training and foundation courses in Group Therapy (IGA), Parent-Infant therapy, parenting techniques through Neurolinguistic Programming, Jon Kabt-Zinn Mindfulness and more recently Dr. Demartini Method and Values training. All valuable trainings and experiences that contribute to my psychodynamic psychotherapy tools and skills needed to help your individual emotional needs.
Over the years, I have worked in a wide range of settings which include NHS practice, psychiatric hospital, private practice, family and community projects as well as a centre for autistic children and their families and attend continual professional development (CPD) which comply with the yearly requirements of the BACP, as well as adhering to the BACP code of values and ethics.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I work with the unconscious and the transference and how our past experiences impact our present life and how it manifests in the relationship with others now days and between us in the session. Exploring these events and understanding where they come from and manifest in the room, enables you to gain understanding and clarity of your unconscious.
During the 50 min sessions you will be encouraged to talk in complete confidentiality as freely as you can so we can explore conscious and unconscious feelings of anxieties, fear or loss, the memories, wishes, dreams, experiences and fantasies among others. I will listen attentively and reflectively to what you say, how you say it and what at times you don't say. At times I will provide feed back that is holding and understanding. I will monitor and pay particular close attention to the relationship that grows up between the you the patient and myself in order to monitor the feelings in the room. This can help you learn something about your past and present relationships.
By examining your behaviour, and diving into your unconscious to see how these behaviours developed from childhood, you can begin to understand and change the conflicts and emotional issues in your life.
My first session
In our first session, will be a form of assessment session of 50 min.
We will begin with what usually involves a general greeting. We would then continue with an Introduction to your presenting problem and feelings about what is going on in your life these days as well as the memories that come up from your past. As well as any questions around our therapy.
I would encourage you to speak freely with assurance of complete confidentiality. The middle of the session usually is a time for deepening issues that emerged in the opening.
Along with learning how to best to take it forward if this is the type of therapy you are looking for, we will then make decisions about session frequency and needs. The frequency of sessions in psychodynamic psychotherapy depends on the goals and needs of you the patient. There are two indications, however, for sessions: to enhance in‐depth uncovering work, and to add greater support during a crisis.
At the end of the session we will evaluate if our therapeutic relationship is one we decide is well-fitted to work together going forward.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Online counselling, Telephone counselling